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Mentoring, Information Sharing and Use as Determinants of Work Performance of Cataloguing Personnel in Academic Libraries in South- West, Nigeria

A. O. Iyoro, S. O. Popoola, J. Dan-Isah


Wherever information resources are acquired into the library they are not directly placed on the shelves but rather, they undergo certain routine processes known as Cataloguing and Classification by set of librarians known as Catalogers. However, the work of Catalogers working in academic libraries is becoming more challenging probably due to the volume of resources they handled or the technicalities involve in the process. To redeem this the work intends look for possible ways of improving as well as motivating catalogers to enhance their productivity. Total enumeration technique using survey method was adopted to cover all the 263 Cataloguing personnel in universities, polytechnics and colleges of education within South-West, Nigeria. 98% response rate was achieved from the administered questionnaire with the data analyzed using descriptive men, standard deviations and information simple correlation and multiple regression statistics. The study discovered that mentoring, information sharing and use are great facilitators of catalogers improved work performance. As such, the study advocated the need for library managers to encourage mentoring and harmonious working relationship with Catalogers.

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